Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (124)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

124. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding a determination of eligibility for invalidity pension in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12220/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Invalidity pension is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the contribution conditions. This department received a claim for invalidity pension for the person concerned on 18 December 2012. The medical evidence provided by the claimant in support of his claim was examined by a medical assessor who was of the opinion that the person concerned is not eligible for invalidity pension as he does not satisfy the medical criteria. The claim for invalidity pension was disallowed by a deciding officer. The person in question was notified of this decision, the reason for it and of his right of review or appeal on 20 February 2013.